Our Scholarships

The Community Foundation manages nearly 50 scholarship funds which annually award more than $200,000 in tuition assistance.

Our Scholarships

The Community Foundation manages nearly 50 scholarship funds which annually award more than $200,000 in tuition assistance.

OPENING THE DOORS TO HIGHER EDUCATION

The Community Foundation of Greater New Britain understands that we all benefit from an educated workforce, and our Board of Directors, Scholarship Committee and staff are committed to the continued growth of scholarship funds that help local students pursue their educational goals.

The majority of the nearly 50 scholarships we manage are awarded to graduating seniors of local public high schools in the Foundation’s coverage area, which includes Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington. A small number are awarded to graduating seniors from Farmington, Newington and Wethersfield.

Most of these scholarships are administered through the guidance departments of public high schools in Berlin, New Britain, Plainville and Southington, as well as Farmington and Newington. If you attend a public high school in one of these communities, please check directly with your individual guidance department about scholarship opportunities.

Private or Parochial School Students

Residents of the towns named above who are attending private or parochial schools should review the following list. Click on the name of the scholarship for additional information and application instructions.

Austrian Donau Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school senior in good academic standing pursuing a degree at an accredited two or four-year college or university. Preference will be given to candidates planning to enter careers related to the Austrian/German culture or language and/or are members of the Austrian-Hungarian Club.

Suzanne Beckius Scholarship
Criteria:
 Graduating high school seniors and students already attending an accredited university or college full time, who have participated in Southington Youth Summer Theater and/or Plainville Choral Society Youth Summer Theater and are pursuing college studies. Application deadline is July 15.

Eleanor and Nathan Berry Scholarship 
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors who are residents of Berlin, Farmington, New Britain, Newington, Plainville and Southington pursuing four-year college degrees in fields related to either medicine or finance.

Virginia and William Bray Scholarship
Criteria:
 Employees of Jerome Home pursuing professional education beyond high school; this may include continuing education, certificate or degree programs.

Carolyn’s Healthy Environment Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or those who previously graduated from Berlin (Conn.) High School and New Britain (Conn.) High School, who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in public health or environmental studies at an accredited college or university as a full-time student.

Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or those who previously graduated from a public high school in Newington, Wethersfield or New Britain, Connecticut, who wish to pursue a medical vocation, broadly defined.

William P. and Janet C. McCormack Scholarship
Criteria: 
Graduating seniors who are residents of New Britain and Berlin, pursuing a bachelor’s degree at accredited four-year college or university.

Kim Miller Synchronized Swimming Scholarship
Criteria: Registered members of the United States Synchronized Swimming (USSS) East Zone who will be participating in synchronized swimming at the collegiate level. Application period is usually early January to mid-February.

Scholarships for Students Post-High School

Suzanne Beckius Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors and students already attending an accredited university or college as a full-time student, who have participated in Southington Youth Summer Theater and/or Plainville Choral Society Youth Summer Theater and are pursuing a college education. Application deadline is July 15.

Virginia and William Bray Scholarship
Criteria:
 Employees of Jerome Home pursuing professional education beyond high school; this may include continuing education, certificate or degree programs.

Dick Burkarth/Shuttle Meadow Country Club Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors and students already attending an accredited university or college as full-time students pursuing a degree leading to a career related to golf, who are residents of Berlin, Farmington, New Britain, Newington, Plainville and Southington.

Carolyn’s Healthy Environment Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or those who previously graduated from Berlin (Conn.) High School and New Britain (Conn.) High School, who wish to pursue a bachelor’s degree or advanced degree in public health or environmental studies at an accredited college or university as a full-time student.

Alma Exley Scholarship
Criteria: Students of color who have passed the Praxis examination and have been admitted to a certified teacher preparation program at an accredited four-year college or university in Connecticut. Applications are accepted in the fall.

Elizabeth I. and Louis J. Matt Scholarship
Criteria: Graduating high school seniors, or those who previously graduated from a public high school in Newington, Wethersfield or New Britain, Connecticut, who wish to pursue a medical vocation, broadly defined.

Dr. Lorraine G. Spranzo Memorial Scholarship
Criteria: 
 For registered nurses who are Connecticut residents or students at an accredited graduate school of nursing in Connecticut. Applications are accepted in the fall.